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    What You Need To Do Before Going Freelance

    So, you’ve decided to offer a freelance service, chosen a business name and settled on a business structure. What next? When I decided to go freelance, I didn’t realise the sheer amount of time and effort that was required to make my business a success. Many may think that working on a freelance basis is simple and straightforward. I mean you can work whenever you want and you’re doing a job you love, right? Wrong! This is the type of mind frame many individuals fall into a trap with. Therefore, it’s essential to consider some points before embarking on a freelance position. Have a backup plan – This is something…

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    Learning To Survive In Surviv.io

    Surviv.io is a web-based PvP battle royale game. It’s similar to other ones in the same genre such as Fortnite and PUBG. The game is run on flash and has 2D graphics with a birds eye view style of game play. It starts off with a hundred worldwide players spawned on an island. There is the option to play solo or in teams. When playing in teams, automatic matchmaking can be selected or players have the option to invite their friends through a personalised link. The aim of the game is to eliminate one another until one last individual or team is crowned the winner. Surviv.io is packed full of…

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    How To Get A Career In Graphic Design

    I’ve been working as a freelance graphic designer for quite a while now. Four years to be exact! It’s not been easy. In fact I’ve thought of giving up on it on multiple occasions. Not on the job itself but working freelance. However, my passion for creativity and the arts keep bringing me back. It’s a great career for someone who has a vivid imagination and is open to exploring different ideas during the design process. Plus there’s always the option of working full-time at an organisation with a group of designers. Graphic designers specialise in drawing, designing and developing ideas. This can be done by hand or a digital…

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    X Gaming Mouse

    A couple of days back, my biggest nightmare came true. My mouse stopped working! So, I weighed up my options and purchased the X Gaming mouse. The X Gaming mouse is an affordable computer mouse which is designed for gaming and work. It’s made from strong, black plastic and coated with a rubber material to provide durability and additional grip. The X Gaming mouse is ergonomically designed to provide optimum comfort during use. I particularly like the LED lights that illuminate through the cleverly placed plastic patterns.  The mouse has an assortment of buttons alongside the standard ones and a scroll wheel in between. The two additional buttons on the…

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    Popular Toys Of 2018

    It’s coming to that time of year again! Festivities are in full swing and shopping centres are packed out with last-minute shoppers getting the best deals on gifts for loved ones! At this time, I really enjoy roaming the toy aisles the most, because who wouldn’t miss on an opportunity to be a big kid for a moment or two?! Here are my top picks for popular toys of 2018: Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall – This one’s great for die-hard Harry Potter fans and Lego lovers alike. The kit comes with lego pieces, an instructional manual and an assortment of props which can be used to create the…

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    Materials I Use For Hand Drawn Graphic Designs

    As a freelance graphic designer, I tend to do most of my work on the computer using specialist software to create high-quality designs. However, on some occasions, I prefer to plan and draw using paper and art materials. My go-to places to purchase art supplies are usually The Range, Hobbycraft and Paperchase as they have a great range of products which last a while and are of superior quality. Recently, I shifted a few of my old items and rearranged my home office, so I was left with a lack of supplies for my hand drawn graphic designs. However, I was in for a surprise when Hobbycraft sent me a Mixed…

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    Introducing My Gaming PC

    As most of you may know, I love gaming; it’s one of my favourite hobbies and something I’ve enjoyed since I was a child! I’ve been through many consoles and games, so if you’ve ever wanted to meet a gaming nerd – hello! Once I hit adulthood, my time for playing game consoles greatly reduced and my work hours increased more and more. When I opted to go freelance with my graphic design business, I decided to sell my consoles alongside the games and purchase a PC which would accommodate my job role and be powerful enough to run games if I wanted to. And that’s where the Cyberpower gaming PC…

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    The DXRacer Formula Series Chair

    The DXRacer formula series chair is one of the best gaming chairs on the market. It comes in four different colours (orange, red, white and blue) and retails for $229.99-$299.00 on the official website, but you can probably find it cheaper if you shop around a little! The chair requires manual assembly and comes with an instruction booklet to make the process easier, however I’d really prefer if it came in one piece, so I could put it to use straight away! The chair itself has five leg points with wheels and a metal base to provide stability and long-term durability. There are also additional components, such as the gas spring…

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    Why I Enjoy Consulting In Graphic Design

    Graphic design is a very complex but interesting subject if one enjoys experimenting with colour, shape and position. The role of the graphic designer typically revolves around meeting the client to discuss their needs and the type of product they would like such as leaflets, banners or logos. Some senior graphic designers may work for large organisations and collaborate with other creatives on projects such as books, magazines, product packaging or brand identity. The graphic designer also plans a time scale, deducts the type of colour scheme to be used as well as a draft design for the end creation. Nowadays, graphic design can either be done by hand or…

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    LDK.AI Multi-Colour Gaming Keyboard

    I recently decided that I needed to upgrade my keyboard, as I spend the majority of my time on the computer (working as a freelance graphic designer is my job after all!) so the text on the keys were fading away – not a good look! I opted for the LDK.AI Multi-Colour Keyboard, which I purchased off eBay, because not only was it at an affordable price range for me, but it was also mechanical which gives a soft touch when typing! This keyboard also comes with multicoloured LED lights which create a bright glow from underneath the keys, if you’re into aesthetics. Plus, there’s an on/off switch if you wish…